SIKESTON - Pvt. Bill Shain Jr. writes that he is now located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will soon begin college.
EAST PRAIRIE - Voters of the East Prairie School District decided overwhelmingly in favor of a reorganization plan for lower Mississippi County, with a vote of 437 for the plan to 37 against it.
MATTHEWS - The Matthews R-5 Board of Education has voted to discontinue the so-called "cotton vacation" beginning with the coming school year.
SIKESTON - KCAS-TV will begin operations in Sikeston Sept. 1. The station will be operated by Zeta Productions in conjunction with Cable World Inc.
LILBOURN - Lynn Griffin of Matthews was crowned Miss New Madrid County Friday night during the Lilbourn Summer Fun Days. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Griffin, the 20-year-old was selected from among 14 candidates.
EAST PRAIRIE - Kid City Museum, part of the East Prairie R-1 School District's summer program, featured the "Land of Balloonia" during the final two weeks of school, which ends Monday. As part of nature studies, students selected their favorite animals - lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants, camels, monkeys - which were fashioned from balloons and placed in the zoo.
SIKESTON - When lawmakers approved Senate Bill 380 their goal was a simple one: an improved education for everyone. To accomplish this goal the R-6 School District is proposing three policies: (1) attendance policy, (2) grading policy that incorporates the MMAT testing and (3) an alternative school/timeout program.